The Somewhere of Bias

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Whether we like it or not, everyone has bias. As much as many of us want to think of ourselves as unbiased, we are products of our personal history, messages we’ve received growing up from people around us, the media, peers and people in authority. We’ve also learned to interpret events based on our experiences and individual perspectives. Because we…

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Benefits of Filtering Out Bias

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A key component of any diversity and inclusion/ culture change process is the ability to understand one’s own biases and assumptions.  Learning to recognize personal unconscious biases and assumptions, enables leaders to see the world through other peoples’ eyes, and practice “inclusionist leadership” behaviors.  This results in  employees having opportunity and motivation to use their skills and experience to be…

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Three Stale Diversity Slogans That Trivialize Diversity

By | assumptions, biases, cultural diversity, diversity and inclusion, Diversity Behaviors, The Golden Rule, The Platinum Rule | No Comments

Meaningless Diversity Slogans(We probably have used these more times than we admit. I pledge to stop myself before I use them) 1- The Golden Rule- Treat people the way you want to be treatedWhat if you hate yourselfWhat if they other people don’t want what you wantWhat if you have no idea how you want to be treated because you’ve…

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